About Us

About Us

LIBERO VIRGINIA is dedicated to providing interesting, high-quality programs with experienced coaches focused on safety, healthy minds, strong bodies and good mood with a tradition of excellence.

OUR MISSION is to help kids to build their self-esteem and self-confidence through sport.

Why LIBERO VIRGINIA?

  • It’s a good place to learn everything about volleyball, healthy lifestyle and passion for sports.
  • Our coaches come with fresh energy and a lot of experience from the United States and Europe. They are dedicated to their students.
  • LIBERO VIRGINIA is the right place to learn about team spirit, to learn how to become a winner and to respect your rival.
  • At LIBERO VIRGINIA children meet new friends with whom they can share the joy of victory and the hard work at the practices.
  • LIBERO VIRGINIA is a 10,000 square feet full service, clean and safe facility located just 3 minutes from Dulles Town Center and 
Vladimir Jelic

Vladimir Jelic

Owner
Founder of Libero Virginia Volleybal Club
Volleyball Head Coach

BIOGRAPHY

Coach Vladimir is coaching men’s and women’s competitive teams. He is dedicated to his students and focused on their goals. Holds students, parents and staff in high esteem, and interacts with the greatest degree of professionalism and personal integrity. Background includes leadership in the educational field and in business.

COACH QUALIFICATIONS

⇒ Strong organizational and motivational skills
⇒ PhD from the University of Nis, major Sport and Physical Education
⇒ Certified in Safe Sport Training
⇒ Certified in Chesapeake Region – IMPACT Program
⇒ Certified in First Aid
⇒ Certified in CPR
⇒ Excellent communication skills with students and parents

COACHING HIGHLIGHTS

VOLLEYBALL PLAYING CAREER

⇒ Volleyball Club Nis, Serbia⇐
⇒ University of Nis, Serbia⇐
⇒ Volleyball Club Remont, Cacak, Serbia⇐
⇒Volleyball Club Red Star, Belgrade, Serbia⇐
⇒ Volleyball Club Milos Crnjanskij, Belgrade, Serbia⇐
⇒ Volleyball Club Obilic, Belgrade, Serbia⇐
⇒ Volleyball Club NS-SEME, Novi Sad, Serbia⇐
⇒ Volleyball Club Cacak, Serbia⇐

Also used to work:

• Student Volleyball Club in  Nis, Serbia;
• Sloboda Volleyball Club in Cacak, Serbia;

Milena Racic

Milena Racic

U13’s Coach

BIOGRAPHY

Coach Milena enters her second year as a head coach at Libero. Milena brings lots of love and passion for the game, as well as many years of experience coaching at different levels and years of experience as a former collegiate player.

Milena is a firm believer in providing players the opportunity to be able to achieve their athletic goals in an environment that is safe, positive and educational. She believes in the power of athletics to not just build better players but also develop better people on and off the volleyball court. Her top priorities are teaching players to have love and passion for the game, emphasizing basic skill and individual player development and teaching players to be well-rounded by instilling life skills such as responsibility, commitment, trust, and teamwork. Her goal is to train athletes to be proactive learners, show accountability, set high standards and believe in their ability.

COACHING HIGHLIGHTS

COACH QUALIFICATIONS

⇒ 15 years of playing experience
⇒ 7 years coaching youth sports
⇒ CAP I, IMPACT, Safe Sport certified
⇒ B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering
⇒ Patent Examiner – United States Patent and Trademark Office

VOLLEYBALL PLAYING CAREER

⇒ Mladi Radnik Volleyball Club, Pozarevac. Serbia
⇒ Gimnazija Jovan Serbanovic, High school Varsity Team, Pozarevac, Serbia
⇒ NCAA Division I, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA (full scholarship)
⇒ Beach volleyball team – Ocean City, MD, Virginia Beach, VA

Bill Hazard

Bill Hazard

U15’s Coach

BIOGRAPHY

Coach Bill enjoys sharing his enthusiasm for volleyball with kids and has coached across varying age groups and skill level. He has been playing volleyball for almost 30 years and hopes to continue playing for many more.

COACH QUALIFICATIONS

⇒15 years coaching youth sports
⇒Safe Sport Training Certified in 2017
⇒USAV IMPACT Certified in 2010
⇒USAV CAP I Certified in 2012
⇒B.S. Psychology from Virginia Tech
⇒Federal manager with 30 years of service

COACHING HIGHLIGHTS

COACHING PHILOSOPHY

⇒ Respect the game, its rules, and its participants ⇐
⇒ Play to the best of your ability ⇐
⇒ Always work to improve and be open to learn and change ⇐
⇒ Practice hard and with focus and you will play like you practice ⇐
⇒ Have fun! ⇐

Matthew Shaffer

Matthew Shaffer

U14’s Coach

BIOGRAPHY

SUMMARY OF KEY STRENGHTS
  • Enthusiastic and energetic coach that promotes team unity and sportsmanship.
  • Organized and able to effectively communicate with parents and players.
  • Coaching philosophy: Sportsmanship, Effort, Us.
  • Excels at athlete development, teaching how to give 100% effort every play; finishing games/matches strong, win or lose.
  • Former NCAA Division 1 athlete

COACHING EXPERIENCE

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Swissport USA, IAD & DCA ​Dulles, VA​​​​​​ Risk Assessment and Compliance Manager  2014 – Present

EDUCATION

University of Phoenix​​​​​​​​​February Bachelors of Business Administration in Finance 2013

Nadezhda Shulga

Nadezhda Shulga

Assistant Coach U13’s

BIOGRAPHY

Coach Nadya enjoys sharing her passion for volleyball with kids. She likes to help her players to improve their skills. She likes to teach them the game, which she loves. “Play Hard, Play Together, Play Smart” is the right tagline for her coaching philosophy.

COACH QUALIFICATIONS

⇒ More than 10 years of playing experience
⇒ More than 2 years coaching youth sports
⇒ IMPACT and Safe Sport certified
⇒ M.S. in Journalism
⇒ More than 20 years of experience in Journalism

COACHING EXPERIENCE

VOLLEYBALL PLAYING CAREER

⇒ Middle and High sport school team, Chelyabinsk (Russia)
⇒ Chelyabinsk Polytechnic University team (Russia) for 2 years
⇒ Moscow State University team (Russia) for 5 years

Marina Barcari

Marina Barcari

Owner
Kangoo Jumps Instructor
Group Fitness and Gymnastics Coach

BIOGRAPHY

Coach Marina works to develop Kangoo Jumps and Fitness Program for children and adults.

She was an Elite Gymnast In the Republic of Moldova and received the honor of Masters Sports Woman in 2008. Marina is a passionate coach and instructor who leverages experience with a various client base to meet each client’s needs. She is well known for her ability to motivate and inspire clients regardless of their physical fitness level and abilities, and encouraging habits that are life changing.

COACH QUALIFICATIONS

⇒ USA Gymnastics Certified Member
⇒ 14 Years of Gymnastics Background
⇒ ACE Group Fitness Instructor Certified
⇒ Kangoo Jumps Instructor Certified
⇒ USA Gymnastics Safety Certified
⇒ CPR & First Aid Certified

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